KB7002 - Intelligent Transport Systems

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What will I learn on this module?

You will building on the previous learning in the programme to develop knowledge and skills in dealing with Intelligent automotive and transport system technologies to enable you to design and develop intelligent vehicles that will fit into future intelligent transport system. Topics you will cover will be in the broad categories of Intelligent Vehicles, Unmanned Vehicle Systems and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).
You will learn to think creatively with a broad scope of knowledge and skills, in order to tackle ITS engineering challenges in a multi-disciplinary environment. You will develop design and planning ability through the consideration the interaction with of other disciplines involved in ITS, such as computer network security, smart sensors and infrastructure, traffic management etc. Additionally, you will learn to communicate your ideas in a professional manner both verbally and visually through group work.

How will I learn on this module?

From the start of the module you will learn through your engagement with the tutors in formal lectures and through their guidance in problem solving seminars to help you build a framework of principles and ideas which you will later use in your directed and independent study as an individual and within groups. The principle knowledge and related problem solving techniques will be developed and practiced in seminars and assessed by coursework.. You will then be asked to conduct individual research addressing one of the challenges of ITS systems, analysing possible solutions and write a report. Meanwhile you will be involved in group-work based around laboratory investigation into Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS).
Your learning will develop and deepen through interaction with the feedback you receive through discussion with the tutors and your peers within the seminars and laboratory projects as well as from assessed work .

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will be supported through direct contact with tutors during teaching and through use of the open door approach we use which allows you to access the tutors outside class as you develop the professional relationships we encourage to improve your employability and personal development.
Other learning resources such as lecture and reading materials will be available through various sources such as e-Learning portal. The University also offers excellent library services, central support and guidance.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. MLO1 Demonstrate advanced understanding of intelligent vehicle systems including sensing, control and communication.

2. MLO2 Demonstrate systematic understanding of intelligent transport systems, including standards and architecture, traveller and environment information, as well as road safety and security.
Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
3. MLO3 Evaluate and construct intelligent transport systems and identify technology challenges.

4. MLO4 Demonstrate the application of research; such as evaluation, experimentation, testing and presentation of information within the context of a team project.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
5. MLO5 Increase awareness of the impact of intelligent automotive technology on the sustainability, safety and environment.

How will I be assessed?

Coursework (30% 2500 words or equivalent) assessing MLOs 1, 2, 3 & 5:

Coursework (70%, 3500 words r equivalent) including group and individual components assessing MLOs 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Individual written feedback will be provided on coursework within 20 working days.

Seminars (problem solving) MLO-1, 2, 4
Verbal formative feedback will be provided on seminar work which will include problems designed to aid development of student understanding.





Module abstract

We will introduce you to intelligent vehicles, and intelligent transport systems (ITS), focusing on technological, systems and institutional aspects. We will work together to look at topics like Automotive Sensing and Ethernet, Autonomous vehicle control, Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS), and we will introduce you to Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). You will engage with Automotive control, transport information systems, Internet-of-Things, as well as management of transport systems and related policy and societal issues.
The module will be delivered via a combination of lectures, seminars, lab based group project, supported by directed and independent learning. You will be provided with marks and feedback during the module which will assist you in reflecting on your performance and feeding forward to the next stage of the module so that you can achieve the best performance you are capable of during your studies and also you future engineering career.

Course info

UCAS Code H3P4

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 4 years full-time or 5 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020 or September 2021

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